Florida: Terror-linked CAIR mad stealth textbook dawah to be slowed

via CAIR protests textbook bill; says it’s rooted in anti-Muslim bigotry – BizPac Review.

A bill making its way through the Florida legislature requiring local school districts to review textbooks used in classrooms is now the target of the the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR.

 The group contends that the bill, SB 864: Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education, introduced by Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, would create an unfunded mandate posing an unnecessary burden on local school districts, according to its statement released Monday, which says:

SB 864 has the potential to jeopardize the entire Sunshine State school system with an unnecessary law for a problem that does not exist by:

  • Imposing a tremendous unfunded mandate on our school districts
  • Depriving school districts of the state’s “economy of scale” in textbook purchasing power
  • Reducing Florida’s influence over textbook content
  • Opening the adoption process to social and political bias
  • Threatening the constitutional requirement for a uniform system of free public schools

However, what is really at stake for the group is its claim that the bill was prompted by anti-Muslim bigotry. Hayes sponsored the bill in response to a history book that residents of Brevard County claimed in July emphasized Islam’s influence on the world while minimizing Christianity and Judaism.

 “World History,” published by Prentice-Hall, “has a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism,” Florida Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne said. “It’s remarkably one-sided.”

 The dispute eventually spilled over into Volusia County, where critics said the text “whitewashes” the history of Islam.

 The bill is nearing passage in both chambers.

 Sounds more like the stealth dawah that got Islamic propaganda into American textbooks in the first place is about to be challenged. Of course, relying on the government to do what parents should be doing anyway is never a good idea.

Do you know what your kids (grandkids) are reading in school?

Bill Clinton sent handwritten note to al Qaeda-linked Virginia mosque

via Bill Clinton sent handwritten note to al-Qaeda-linked mosque | The Daily Caller.

Democratic President Bill Clinton sent a handwritten note offering to work together with the chairman of a mosque that counted 9/11 hijackers as worshippers, senior al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki as an imam, and an al-Qaeda conspirator and would-be George W. Bush assassin as a teacher and camp counselor.

Clinton sent a handwritten note on official stationery in March 2000 to the chairman of the board of the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, in response to a letter from the chairman. Clinton’s note was released as part of a document dump Friday by the Clinton presidential library.

 The note was marked “THE PRESIDENT HAS SEEN 3-10-00.”

 “I’m interested in all these suggestions. Let’s follow up,” Clinton said in the note, in which he also said that it would be good to have support from Muslims. Clinton signed the note “Bill.”

 The Dar Al-Hjrah Mosque was visited by FBI agents after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks after it was discovered that two 9/11 hijackers had worshipped at the mosque.

 The mosque’s imam from 1995 to 1999, prior to Clinton’s note, was Mohammed Al Hanooti, who was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing by a U.S. attorney. Al Hanooti defended an acquaintance that was deported and indicted for arranging financial support for the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

Read it all and check below the fold for this video Hillary Clinton Exposed, the Movie She Banned From Theaters. Continue reading

Chicago’s ABC 7, Morgan Stanley & New York Life Sponsor Hamas-CAIR Banquet

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via Chicago ABC Station, Financial Institutions Co-Sponsor CAIR Banquet :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism.

A federal court established a link between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the terrorist group Hamas, but that did not stop Chicago’s ABC 7 joining Morgan Stanley and New York Life in co-sponsoring its Chicago chapter’s March 15 banquet.

An FBI agent testified that CAIR was a Hamas front group in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorist money-laundering trial. It was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the same case.

In a 2009 ruling, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis wrote that the government’s evidence delivered in the case creates “at least a prima facie (face value) case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support Hamas.”

Questions about CAIR’s Hamas ties led the FBI to break off official contact with the group in 2008.

Its representatives have consistently claimed that the U.S. government frames terror suspects, defended Hamas and other terrorist groups against Israel, and told Muslims not to cooperate with the FBI.

CAIR tries to censor any media critical of “militant Islam” and “Islamic terrorism,” two terms that the group has tried to scrub from the American lexicon.  It has even tried to censor prosecutors who use these terms.

So it was surprising to see Chicago’s ABC affiliate, Morgan Stanley and New York Life Insurance Company among the sponsors of the recent CAIR fundraiser.

That a media outlet and established national financial institutions would sponsor an organization directly linked to Hamas and its censorship campaigns against human-rights activists who have decried attention given to “honor crimes” against Muslim women is curious to say the least.

Keep reading at IPT News.

Washington State Univ’s ‘Journalists’ guide to Islam’ called cave-in to political correctness

via Journalists’ guide to Islam called cave-in to political correctness

A “how-to” guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political correctness.

“Islam for Journalists,” an online guide from Washington State University, says coverage of the Muslim world can be fair, yet inoffensive without compromising journalistic principles. Yet it pointedly condemns publication of images of Muhammed, an act which is forbidden by the Koran, and seems to equate it with violence carried out in the name of Islam.

 “Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen…can be just as lethal,” Lawrence Pintak, dean of the school’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, wrote in the introduction to the guide.

 “Many Muslim journalists simply couldn’t understand why Western news organizations would republish the offensive images just because [of a legal right]. Journalism is not supposed to be a weapon [it is meant] to inform, not inflame,” Pintak wrote.

 The guide has been endorsed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with ties to extremists in the Middle East.

Pintak, who did not return requests for comment, vehemently defends his support of press freedom in the guide, even as he seemingly making the case for censorship.

 “A commitment to press freedom is in my blood,” he wrote before adding, “Journalism is not supposed to be a weapon.”

 The author also seemingly panders to the Muslim faith, explaining in the guide that Muhammad is off-limits because “although he is not divine, he is considered ‘the Perfect Man.’”

 “By imitating him, “Muslims hope to acquire his interior attitude—perfect surrender to God,” he added, as if such a deep knowledge of a particular religion is required of journalists.

Read it all and Click here to read “Islam for Journalists”

Elsewhere in Washington, University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’ asks for ideas on how to have fewer.

Brandeis Caves to Muslim Brotherhood Groups, Cancels Honorary Degree to Ex-Muslim

An apostate who is critical of Islam is persona non grata to the Ikhwan. via Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam – NYTimes.com.

Facing growing criticism, Brandeis University said Tuesday that it had reversed course and would not award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a campaigner for women’s rights and a fierce critic of Islam, who has called the religion “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.”

“We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values,” the university said in a statement released eight days after it had announced that Ms. Hirsi Ali and four other people would be honored at its commencement on May 18.

Apparently then can overlook the nearly dozen members of CAIR convicted of terrorism or deported for terror support and have no problem hosting a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood-founded MSA on campus.

The university said that the president of Brandeis, Frederick M. Lawrence, discussed the matter with Ms. Hirsi Ali on Tuesday, and that she “is welcome to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue.” Universities consider it important to make a distinction between inviting a speaker who may air unpopular or provocative views that the institution does not endorse, and awarding an honorary degree, which is more akin to affirming the body of a recipient’s work.

Attempts to reach Ms. Hirsi Ali late Tuesday by email and telephone were unsuccessful.

At first, it was bloggers who noted and criticized the plan to honor Ms. Hirsi Ali, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Within a few days, a Brandeis student started an online petition against the decision at Change.org, drawing thousands of signatures. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights and advocacy group, took note, contacting its members though email and social media, and urging them to complain to the university.

On Tuesday, a student newspaper, The Justice, reported on the controversy, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter to Dr. Lawrence, referring to Ms. Hirsi Ali as a “notorious Islamophobe.”

“She is one of the worst of the worst of the Islam haters in America, not only in America but worldwide,” Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the group, said in an interview on Tuesday. “I don’t assign any ill will to Brandeis. I think they just kind of got fooled a little bit.”

In its statement, Brandeis said, “For all concerned, we regret that we were not aware of” Ms. Hirsi Ali’s record of anti-Islam statements, though those comments have been fairly widely publicized.

“You would think that someone at Brandeis would have learned to use Google,” said Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, who said he thought Brandeis had arrived at the right position: not awarding a degree, but welcoming Ms. Hirsi Ali to speak.

Having drawn fire for inviting Ms. Hirsi Ali, Brandeis may now take criticism from other camps, whether for disavowing Ms. Hirsi Ali’s views, or for giving in to Muslim activists.

Even some of Ms. Hirsi Ali’s critics say they understand her hostility to Islam, given her experiences, though they think she goes too far. A native of Somalia, she has written and spoken extensively of her experience as a Muslim girl in East Africa, including undergoing genital cutting, a practice she has vigorously opposed, and her family’s attempts to force her to marry a man against her wishes.

She moved to the Netherlands as a young woman, and she was later elected to the Dutch Parliament. She wrote the screenplay for “Submission,” a 2004 film critical of the treatment of Muslim women. Shortly after its release, the director, Theo van Gogh, was murdered on an Amsterdam street by a radical Islamist, who pinned to the victim’s body a threat to kill Ms. Hirsi Ali as well.

More:

More than 85 of about 350 faculty members at Brandeis signed a letter asking for Ali to be removed from the list of honorary degree recipients. And an online petition created Monday by students at the school of 5,800 had gathered thousands of signatures from inside and outside the university as of Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a real slap in the face to Muslim students,” said senior Sarah Fahmy, a member of the Muslim Student Association who created the petition said before the university withdrew the honor.

So there you have it. Hamas-linked CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood-founded MSA can force a university to silence any critic of Islam. And the NY Crimes gets comment from Former PLO operative Rashid Khalidi.

Hirsi Ali responds: They simply wanted me to be silenced.

I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me — just a few hours before issuing a public statement — to say that such a decision had been made.

What was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming. Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles. The “spirit of free expression” referred to in the Brandeis statement has been stifled here, as my critics have achieved their objective of preventing me from addressing the graduating Class of 2014. Neither Brandeis nor my critics knew or even inquired as to what I might say. They simply wanted me to be silenced. I regret that very much.

Not content with a public disavowal, Brandeis has invited me “to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue about these important issues.” Sadly, in words and deeds, the university has already spoken its piece. I have no wish to “engage” in such one-sided dialogue. I can only wish the Class of 2014 the best of luck — and hope that they will go forth to be better advocates for free expression and free thought than their alma mater.

More via …how to contact Brandeis:

…you can leave a message with the President, Fred Lawrence. He has a public Facebook page, on which I’ve left the following message (you have to “like” the page first)

 His email address is also publiclawrence@brandeis.edu, and you can find a general email contact form (a box to fill in) here.

 Also at @BrandeisU on Twitter.

American Muslim group praises bomber who killed 2 as “a great community member”

via American Muslims for Palestine’s Telling Choice of Heroes.

In the American civil rights movement, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King were among those who set the moral tone. They were champions of non-violence who believed in civil disobedience to generate change by casting light on unjust laws.

If Saturday’s fundraising dinner for the group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is any indication, role models for their cause include an unrepentant killer, a woman directly responsible for two people’s deaths in a grocery store bombing. Prosecutors say she is in America only because she kept that crime a secret from immigration officials.

In addition to its praise for Rasmieh Odeh, the dinner at a banquet hall outside of Chicago offered further insight into AMP’s radical ideology. Other speakers included a man identified as a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Jordan who previously led a Hamas-propaganda arm in America and a man listed as a member of the Palestine Committee, the Muslim Brotherhood’s umbrella organization of American-based Hamas-support groups.

And it is especially relevant if claims that AMP is working with the U.S. Department of Education and is developing a curriculum about the Palestinian cause for high school students prove to be true. While AMP members have a right to their beliefs, public officials should be wary of the group’s consistent support for terrorists.

As we reported previously, AMP does not advocate for a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Rather, it openly endorses “resistance,” a euphemism for violence, and speakers demand rejecting Israel’s legitimacy.

It is in that context that Odeh received a hero’s welcome. She was singled out as “a great community member, a great member for the Palestinian cause” by master of ceremonies Rami Bleibel.

Odeh was indicted in October and charged with naturalization fraud. She failed to disclose her arrest, and 10 years in an Israeli prison, for her role in 1969 bombings by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Two people were killed when one of the bombs went off in a grocery store.

The AMP is no fringe outlier among Islamist groups. It is a founding member of the new U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, joining the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Read it all.

Celebrating jihadists is what Palestinian Muslims do: PA journalist who glorifies terrorist murderers receives Palestinian Women Media Award for 2014.

David Cameron’s religious adviser is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder

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via Mail Online h/t Religion of Peace

David Cameron is facing embarrassment over the close links between a Government adviser on religion and an Islamist group placed under urgent investigation.

The Prime Minister last week ordered the security services to look into the Muslim Brotherhood amid fears its leaders, exiled from Egypt, are plotting terrorist attacks from London.

He said the inquiry would establish ‘the complete picture’ of the Brotherhood including its possible involvement with ‘violent extremism’ and its ‘presence here in the UK’.

But the investigation is likely to lead to red faces in Whitehall, as a scion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founding family is a senior ministerial adviser.

Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7.

But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light.

The Swiss citizen was for several years banned from the US for ‘providing material support to a terrorist organisation’ and only let in after a long legal battle in which he argued that no link with terrorism existed.

Douglas Murray, associate director of the Henry Jackson Society think-tank, said: ‘David Cameron should be deeply embarrassed by this. Tariq Ramadan is extremely loyal to his father and grandfather and he does not, by any means, speak out against the Muslim Brotherhood.’

Ramadan was banned from the U.S. too, until Obama and Hillary Clinton gave him a visa and Hamas-linked CAIR immediately hosted the Brotherhood prodigy.

Related: The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States

Hamas-CAIR Tries To Shut Down Documentary on Honor Killing

And succeeds in the occupied territory of Dearbornistan.

“CAIR should be hosting screenings rather than shutting them down.”

via CAIR Tries To Shut Down ‘The Honor Diaries’ | actjonesboroar.

CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), the Muslim group that has been tied to terrorist groups, have succeeded in shutting down a screening of the film, “Honor Diaries,” at the University of Michigan, Dearborn last Thursday night, claiming that the film is ‘Islamophobic.’  Last night Megan Kelly interviewed one of the Muslim women featured in the film and another woman who defends ‘Honor Diaries.’

More:

O’Reilly and others at Fox continue to give Hamas-linked CAIR a platform…even though they openly display their hatred of Jews, women and even Muslims.

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 The woman from the video, pictured above, responded to CAIR:

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look! takes photo with a proud Jew and implies wrongdoing!

Bonus: Extended clip of Honor Diaries

http://youtu.be/w-zWq_Xzw_g

Christie doubles down on Muslim judge appointment to Jewish audience

Christie shut down the GW Bridge, now he’s selling one to Jews. via Christie deftly defends appointment of Muslim Judge at RJC meeting | The Daily Caller.

Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responded calmly, but strongly, to a question about Sharia Law, taking the occasion to address lingering concerns about a Muslim judge he appointed in 2011.

“Sohail Mohammed knows as much about jihad as I do, being an Irish-American kid from Newark, New Jersey,” Christie said of the Indian-American judge who immigrated to America as a child.

Christie knows taqqiya. But if he knows nothing about the number one threat discussed since 9/11 (with the ’93 WTC bombing emanating in New Jersey), then he is woefully ignorant and unfit not only to run for president but to run a state that is home to large numbers of jihadists and sharia supporters.

“It is ridiculous and insulting, that because I nominated Sohail Mohammed — that people some how think that means I’m for Sharia Law. It’s crap,” he said to applause. “And I will not ever apologize for making him a judge — in fact, I’m proud of it.”

“Sharia Law won’t come into New Jersey,” Christie continued, “and to suggest otherwise is nothing more than internet blog B.S.”

It makes one wonder why Chris Christie went out of his way to submit New Jersey State Police to Islamic training. After all, it’s just internet blog B.S., right?

 We’ve got over 150 posts that suggest Chris Christie is part of the growing Islamic problem in New Jersey, including a New Jersey Muslim lawyer who admits litigating more than 100 cases involving sharia!! In New York and New Jersey alone.

Much has been made of Christie’s gaffe about “occupied territories,” but I think this exchange was probably more instructive in the long run. If Christie runs for president, this is one of the lingering questions he will have to continue to address. And his ability to defend this appointment — in what might have been a challenging environment — speaks well of his political courage and ability to communicate. The fact that Christie actually garnered some applause is indicative of his ability to do just that.

Not to mention Christie has for years been defending a known Hamas imam from being deported from New Jersey despite the imam lying on his immigration application.

Who was the lawyer for that Hamas-linked imam facing deportation? None other than Sohail Mohammed, appointed by Chris Christie.

The judge surrounds himself with those well-versed in jihad:

Mr. Mohammed is known to be one of the trustees of the American Muslim Union, categorized in a 2004 report by journalist Joel Mowbray as an organization with close to ties to the Islamic Center of Passaic (ICP).

According to the report, the ICP has had past ties to Hamas fundraising.

More: N.J.’s Christie apologizes to Adelson over ‘occupied territories’ reference.

Update: Ryan Mauro has more on Christie’s “ridiculous and insulting” statements:

If that’s true, then the Department of Homeland Security is full of anti-Muslim bigots who rely on “Internet blog B.S.” Here’s what DHS had to say about Qatanani in a 2008 court filing:

“It is certainly suspicious when a person who has been convicted of being a member of, and providing services, to Hamas, who has personal ties to a Hamas militant leader, and a Hamas fundraiser also sends undisclosed cash to the West Bank.”

A report by the N.J. Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness described the existence of a network of Hamas sympathizers in the state and only mentioned one name: Imam Mohammed Qatanani, who Christie has staunchly defended from deportation and praises as a friend.

In November 2012, the Clarion Project discovered that four Islamists with extremist track records, including Qatanani, were members of the Muslim Outreach Committee formed by the N.J. Attorney General, Jeffrey Chiesa.  Months after our report was published, Christie appointed Chiesa as an interim Senator following the death of Senator Lautenberg.

Virginia: Lawmaker and one-time Obama admin defends his praise for 9/11 mosque

via Lawmaker defends his praise for 9/11 mosque.

Despite rebuke from counter-terrorism officials and the media, a former Obama appointee turned politician has doubled down on his controversial praise for the so-called 9/11 mosque outside the Washington suburbs, calling it “an important member of the Northern Virginia community.”

Virginia State Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, D-Arlington, earlier this month sponsored a resolution “commending” the notorious Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center “as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration” for the center.

The resolution, which passed the full Virginia state legislature by voice vote March 7, was met with harsh criticism from terrorism experts as well as Fox News, which called it a “slap in the face of 9/11 victims.”

“What the Virginia State House has done is blatant acquiescence to America’s sworn enemies,” said terror expert Walid Shoebat. “It is treasonous, it is traitorous, it is criminal, and any state legislator who voted for it has violated the most important oaths of office.”

Former special FBI agent John Guandolo said Lopez’s resolution amounted to “public support for a terrorist organization.” He called its sponsors “criminally negligent” for not taking the time to research Dar al-Hijrah’s terrorist record.

“Is there a functioning brain cell at the state house in Richmond?” Guandolo demanded.

The large Falls Church, Va., mosque is a known breeding ground for terrorists, counting some of the Sept. 11 hijackers as well as the Fort Hood shooter as members. Late al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki, moreover, once preached from Dar al-Hijrah’s pulpit.

“Almost no other mosque in the country has been linked to so many cases of alleged terrorism,” the Washington Post wrote in a long article on Dar al-Hijrah in 2011.

Still, Lopez, who is assigned to the assembly’s Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, last week defended the mosque in a DailyKos.com posting, dismissing its connections to terrorists as “smears” and “a right-wing media attack” while exalting Dar al-Hijrah for its charitable work.

“In 2013, the members of the center provided more than $80,000 in assistance to community members struggling to pay their rent,” said Lopez, who previously served in the Obama administration as a Small Business Administration official and is now running for U.S. Congress.

Read it all.

 

A detailed look at ‘the purge’ of U.S. counter-terrorism training by Obama

…at the request of his Muslim friends. via A detailed look at ‘the purge’ of U.S. counter-terrorism training by the Obama administration | TheBlaze.com.

In what some experts have termed a hostile “political warfare campaign” driven by an alliance between the administration, Islamic organizations and cooperating media figures, analysts and subject matter experts were blacklisted, and books and training materials were purged from official counter-terrorism training programs government-wide.

This “purge” has contributed to clues being missed by the FBI in major terrorism cases, including last year’s bombing of the Boston Marathon recounted this past September in an episode of For The Record:

One of the first indicators of these efforts was the cancellation of an anti-terrorism conference scheduled for August 10-12, 2011 hosted by the CIA’s Threat Management Unit.

As reported by veteran Pentagon reporter Bill Gertz at the Washington Times, the conference was cancelled at the demand of Islamic groups who objected to presentations that were to be conducted by former Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence analyst and international law expert Stephen Coughlin (who is featured in tonight’s episode) and Steve Emerson of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. An email sent to conference registrants explained that the Department of Homeland Security would be formulating new guidelines for vetting speakers and screening presentation content.

The cancellation of the CIA terrorism conference was followed in September 2011 by a series of articles by far-Left blogger Spencer Ackerman at WIRED Magazine that claimed counter-terrorism trainers and materials used by the FBI were promoting “Islamophobia.” One of Ackerman’s targets was books in the library at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, that he deemed offensive. It should be noted that as a general rule banning books in government-funded libraries is considered rank censorship.

While a number of claims made by Ackerman in his series of articles were later found to be manifestly false, inside U.S. government agencies individuals targeted by Ackerman’s articles were prohibited from speaking publicly in defense of themselves and their work and “The Purge” continued apace.

 

Black October

Then in October 2011, a remarkable series of events dramatically shifted U.S. government policies largely fueled by Ackerman’s reporting.

The first event was the circulation by Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to government agencies of a list of “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training Do’s and Don’ts.” Among those targeted in the DHS training ban were what the document called “self-professed ‘Muslim reformers,’” who the agency warned “may further an interest group agenda instead of delivering generally accepted, unbiased information.”

Among other “don’ts” declared by DHS was this warning:

Don’t use training that relies on fear or conspiracies to motivate law enforcement. Don’t use training premised on theories with little or no evidence to support them. Examples (from the report “Manufacturing the Muslim Menace”) of unsubstantiated theories include…Mainstream Muslim organizations are fronts for Islamic political organizations who true desire is to establish Sharia law in America.

Remarkably, some of the very organizations that the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties had partnered with had been identified by the Justice Department as fronts for international terrorist organizations in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial in 2007 and 2008, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At the time these guidelines were published, the president of ISNA, Imam Mohamed Majid, was serving on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group.

Not only had the Justice Department named these organizations as unindicted co-conspirators during the trial, but federal prosecutors had outline in court documents that these organizations were integral parts of an international conspiracy to funnel money to the terrorist group HAMAS. In one Justice Department filing, prosecutors noted that “numerous exhibits were entered into evidence establishing both ISNA’s and NAIT’s intimate relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestine Committee, and the defendants in this case.” In another filing they observed:

ISNA and NAIT, in fact, shared more with HLF than just a parent organization. They were intimately connected with the HLF and its assigned task of providing financing support to HAMAS. Shortly after HAMAS was founded in 1987, as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, Govt. Exh. 21-61, the International Muslim Brotherhood ordered the Muslim Brotherhood chapters throughout the world to create Palestine Committees, whose job it was to support HAMAS with “media, money and men.” Govt. Exh. 3-15. The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood created the U.S. Palestine Committee, which documents reflect was initially comprised of three organizations: the OLF (HLF), the IAP [Islamic Association for Palestine], and the UASR [United Association for Studies and Research]. CAIR was later added to these organizations. Govt. Exh. 3-78 (listing IAP, HLF, UASR and CAIR as part of the Palestine Committee, and stating that there is “[n]o doubt America is the ideal location to train the necessary resources to support the Movement worldwide…”). The mandate of these organizations, per the International Muslim Brotherhood, was to support HAMAS, and the HLF’s particular role was to raise money to support HAMAS’ organization inside the Palestinian terrories. (p. 13, emphasis added)

During the Holy Land trial, FBI Agent Lara Burns testified in court that CAIR was a front for HAMAS. One trial exhibit submitted by federal prosecutors – and stipulated to by the defense in the case – explained that these organizations were dedicated to a “civilizational-jihadist process” to destroy America from within and replace the Constitution with sharia (Islamic law):

The Ikhwah [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions. (p. 21)

Federal prosecutors specifically cited this internal Muslim Brotherhood planning document as the strategic goal of these U.S.-based Islamic groups – the very same group advising the Obama Administration. The federal judge in the Holy Foundation case agreed with the case presented by the federal prosecutors had made regarding these organizations, stating in one ruling that “the Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations with CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF…and with HAMAS.” (p. 14-15)

One of the architects of the new DHS guidelines was Mohamed Elibiary, who served on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, was appointed in October 2010 by Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council and is now a senior fellow for the agency, who has publicly admitted to his role in developing the DHS guidelines. Unsurprisingly, he was a regular source for WIRED’s Spencer Ackerman.

Elibiary served in these roles despite his long history of speaking at extremist events, and more recently his public statement in support of radical jihadist ideologues from the Muslim Brotherhood and declaring America “an Islamic country,” recounted in The Blaze documentary “Rumors of War III” and in last year’s For the Record episode, “Civilizational Jihad”:


Much more with several videos we couldn’t embed (most already posted on CS when the stories broke but worth watching in this larger context).

Check them out here.

Florida: Muslim Brotherhood Capitol Day 2014 (video)

via Alan Kornan at The United West

March 19, 2014 marked the 6th annual Florida Muslim Capitol Day(MCD). From now on referred to as Muslim Brotherhood Capitol Day!

Ahmed Bedier’s buffoonery was on display again for all to see.

This video gives you an insight into the psychological make up of MCD organizer Mr. Ahmed Bedier, a self described civil rights advocate and community organizer.

Mr. Bedier described Imam Azhar Subedar as a person that if you saw him “walking down the halls of the Capitol he was like gliding. People were not sure if they saw Jesus or someone from the Taliban.”

If this offensive comment was said by anyone else CAIR would have filed an anti-Muslim hate speech story in record time. Ironically, CAIR-FL Directors Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were standing next to Ahmed Bedier and said nothing.

This example exposes CAIR’s selective use of “anti-Islamic” comments as a problem only when a non-Muslim says something offensive. Ahmed Bedier’s offensive comments are legendary so nobody was surprised what came out of his mouth in a public setting.

CAIR-FL Director’s Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were both silent regarding Mr. Bedier’s offensive remarks – so I guess they both were in agreement – What hypocrites.

Mr. Bedier said exactly what was on his mind in this video without any filters because he did not see us filming or he is just a foolish clown.

Mr. Bedier couldn’t have been more arrogant, anti-Muslim, anti-women, anti-Christianity, and inappropriate bundled up into one public outing.

For a complete dosier on Brother Ahmed Bedier go to: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/joe-…

People should be listening to devout Muslim Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and Tawfiq Hamid rather than this shameful Ahmed Bedier.

Tennessee: Mosques spreading jihad (video)

via apeacet

 “The film Hollywood would not make, the media would not report, and civic leaders ignore at our peril.” Dr. Charles Jacobs, human rights activist, President of American for Peace and Tolerance.

“Behind every Islamic terrorist there is an imam…”   ~ Oriana Fallaci

The Leftist Threat and the Islamist Threat

via Double Trouble: The Leftist Threat and the Islamist Threat | Crisis Magazine.

…there is a debate among scholars as to whether Islam is primarily a religion or a political movement. Another debate revolves around the question of whether or not the political aspect of Islam can be separated from the religious aspect. Those who think that the political and religious aspects can be treated separately tend to use the terms “Islam” and “Islamic” when referring to the religious side, and “Islamism” and “Islamist” to identify the political side. Since I am one of those who believes that the Jekyll and Hyde sides of Islam cannot be easily separated, I will use all four terms interchangeably.

The words “Islamism” and “Islamist” were chosen because of their similarity to “communism” and “communist,” but the ideological similarities between Islam and communism were noted long before the politicized terms came into common usage.  The list of philosophers, historians and intellectuals who have likened Islam to communism includes Bertrand Russell, Arthur Koestler, Whittaker Chambers, Jules Monnerot, and Bernard Lewis.  More tellingly, the three most influential Islamic theorists of the twentieth century—Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb and Maulana Maududi—were all deeply impressed with Soviet communism.  Though they rejected the atheistic element of communism, they recognized its affinities with Islam, and their writings reflect the influence of leftist thought.  Take this passage from Maududi:

In such a state, no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private.  Considered from this aspect the Islamic state bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states. (Islamic Law and Constitution, p. 262)

And apparently from other aspects as well.  For example, both ideologies look upon themselves as transcending race, language, and nationality. Here’s Maududi again:

In reality, Islam is a revolutionary ideology and programme which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets and ideals. (Jihad in Islam, p. 8)

Thus, ideologically-minded Muslims don’t think of themselves as Turks or Saudis or Egyptians, but rather as members of the umma—the worldwide Islamic community.  According to Maududi, “Islam requires the earth—not just a portion but the whole planet.”

When we move from the theoretical level to the practical level, we find that there are many instances of leftists working closely with Islamic groups and in support of Islamic goals.  Perhaps the most obvious example is the close relationship between leftist Venezuela and Islamist Iran.  The Obama administration’s warm embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood is another example.  Obama and his State Department did everything they could to bring Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood to power in Egypt, and they did their utmost to return the Brotherhood to power once they had been deposed.  And this despite the fact that the Brotherhood’s relentless persecution of Christians was by then well-known.  Indeed, the Obama administration has shown a penchant for siding with more radical Muslim parties against more moderate ones. This has been the case in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, and elsewhere. According to national security expert Andrew C. McCarthy, “the more unabashed [Turkish Prime Minister] Erdogan became in promoting sharia and the Brotherhood’s jihad against Israel, the closer Washington drew to him” (Spring Fever, p. xiv).

Here are some other examples of left-Islam collaboration:

  • Under Hillary Clinton, the left-leaning State Department worked closely for several years with the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to find ways to implement the OIC’s long-standing objective of silencing speech critical of Islam.
  • A voluminous set of documents released by the Department of Justice in early 2012 revealed a high degree of collaboration between the leftish DOJ and various Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups.
  • Most of the demonstrators at a September 11, 2010 rally to support the building of the Ground Zero mosque in New York City were members of various leftist, socialist and communist organizations.  Leftists in the U.S. and Europe have shown themselves to be reliable supporters of mosque construction.  For example, according to Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the Madrid-based Strategic Studies Group, “Many of the mosque projects in Italy have been promoted by left-wing politicians who are waging an ideological war with the Roman Catholic Church.”
  • The left-leaning media, which never hesitates to implicate the whole Catholic faith when crimes are committed by priests, makes every effort to avoid implicating Islam whenever crimes are committed in the name of Islam.  Whether reporting on the Fort Hood massacre, the Boston Marathon massacre, or the Nairobi mall massacre, journalists can be relied on to keep to the script which says that “This has nothing to do with Islam.”
  • Leftist organizations such as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and The Huffington Post have been in the forefront of the campaign against “Islamophobia.”  Much of their work consists of attempts to smear and silence groups that report on the oppression of women and minorities under Islam.  The left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, is in the habit of designating human rights activists who stand up for the victims of Islam as “hate groups.”  Meanwhile, in collaboration with the Council on American -Islamic Relations, the considerably left-of-center Center for American Progress has produced a report titled Fear Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.  As far as the left is concerned, there is nothing to fear from Islam; the real enemies are those who dare to point out the problems with Islam.

Mecca may be 7,000 miles from Washington, but the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim-American Society, and other such groups have offices in Washington and other major American cities, and they seem to have considerable access to the current administration.  If one thinks in terms of armed conquest, then of course there is little to be feared from Islam.  But societies can be conquered in other ways than by warfare.

It may be argued that the enablement of Islam is a completely different matter.  Leftists, we assume, would never let the Islamization of the culture go too far because to give Islamists a secure foothold would be suicidal for our society and inimical to the interests of leftists themselves.  But, in the long run (and perhaps even in the short run), the left’s other social experiments also spell societal suicide.  That hasn’t stopped the true believers from the single-minded pursuit of their agenda.  It needs to be kept firmly in mind that the left’s first major goal is the destruction of the existing social order. Utopia comes later.

When your gaze is fixed on that sort of objective, it’s very likely you won’t be able to grasp the larger picture. Right now, for example, left-leaning governments in Europe are pursuing ill-advised policies in regard to Islam that will almost surely result in the Islamization of large parts of Europe within a few decades. The triumph of the left in Europe has made the eventual triumph of Islam that much more likely. America seems to be following a similar trajectory and, for that reason, it may not be wise to look at the leftist menace and the Islamist menace as two separate threats—the one immediate and the other remote. The more the left advances in America, the more likely that radical Islam will be one of the main beneficiaries.

Islamists and leftists constitute a double threat. This is not to say that the alliance will last forever. At some point, one of the parties will decide that their “useful idiot” allies have served their purpose and can be dispensed with. As Recep Erdogan said in 1998, four years before his Islamist party swept the secularists aside, “Democracy is just the train we board to reach our destination.” Once they have attained sufficient power, Islamists in the West can be counted on to ditch their leftist friends.


Hopefully William Kilpatrick devotes time to write a companion article exposing the Right and Islam next, as well as the various Christian denomination’s whose duplicity in importing hundreds of thousands of sharia-abiding Muslims into the United States has yet to be exposed in detail.

Bonus reading below the fold: Obama’s Rogues Gallery Of Radicals

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U.S. Officials Dine With Muslim Brotherhood Leader at Brotherhood Event in D.C.

via The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch.

Arabic media is reporting on the February 25 dinner held in Washington DC by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) to honor Tunisian Muslim Brotherhood leader Rachid Ghannouchi. According to a report at Alwatanvoice.com, the event was attended by numerous US government officials:

Rachid Ghannouchi

March 19, 2014 Tunisian parliamentarians, senior U.S. officials, diplomats, Middle East experts, media representatives, and a wide array of friends of Tunisia gathered on February 25th, 2014, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC to celebrate the country’s historic constitution and to honor and recognize the efforts and leadership of Mr. Rached Ghannouchi, leading Islamic scholar and President of the Nahdha Party in Tunisia. The banquet, hosted by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) and the National Council on U.S.-Arab relations, commemorated the adoption on January 26, 2014 of one of the Arab world’s most progressive constitutions, with unprecedented guarantees of freedom of religion and women’s rights.  Over 150 guests attended the event (who’s who in Washington DC).  Among the main speakers at the Banquet Dinner to welcome and honor Mr. Rached Ghannouchi to Washington DC were Gerald Feierstein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, John Esposito, University Professor at Georgetown University, Bill Lawrence, President of American Tunisian Association, John Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, Lorne Craner, President of the International Republican Institute, and William Taylor, V.P. at the US Institute of Peace.

The mood of the evening was celebratory and congratulatory. Guests watched a euphoric video of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) singing the national anthem minutes after the passage of the constitution. Eight speakers then took to the stage, crediting a wide range of Tunisian political and civil society actors for working together to achieve this milestone. Vice President of the U.S. Institute for Peace William Taylor described the mood in Tunis during a recent trip as

Read the rest here.

The GMBDW reported last month that Mr. Ghannouchi would be speaking at this CSID event. Despite recent events in Egypt and the Gulf, the attendance of US officials confirms other GMBDW reporting indicating that the US is continuing its relationship with the Global Muslim Brotherhood. Earlier this week, we reported that US officials participated in an event featuring the leader of the UK Muslim Brotherhood.

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More: US Officials Attend Dinner Honoring Islamist Who Called for “Unceasing War Against the Americans”

When the United States was a little more serious about national security, it refused to even let Ghannouchi into the country, let alone show up to honor him.

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